China says it’s ‘ready to fight’ after drills near Taiwan end

Beijing restaurant customers next to a giant screen broadcasting footage of Chinese air force jets taking part in exercises around Taiwan yesterday. Photo: Tingshu Wang/Reuters

Ben Blanchard

China ended three days of military drills around Taiwan yesterday saying it was “ready to fight”, having tested integrated military capabilities under actual combat conditions, and practised precision strikes and blockading the island that Beijing views as its own.

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